Posts Tagged ‘imagination’


Coloring and pop-ups, together at last!
First, color the animals in the eight double-page spreads. Then find the pop-up parts in the folder in the back of the book. Color them, then press them out. Fold and glue to the spreads as directed. Presto! You’ve made your own pop-ups!
The press-outs’ folder can be hidden once you’ve finished. It’s a great rainy day project, and lots of fun for kids – and parents!

Nicely done with images that are simple but interesting. The pages are just the right thickness for coloring and folding. A pocket in the back keeps pop-up parts stored until ready to complete. This is a great resource for kindergarten and first grade home school art or for family time fun. Highly recommend.


Order online at Kane Miller Publishing shopping site Usborne Books & More

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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I Am Yoga

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Sep. 8, 2015

Hardcover, 32 pages

Book Jacket

An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky . . . a camel in the desert or a boat sailing across the sea—yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible.

This is a beautiful book. The young girl in this story does different yoga poses to put things in perspective. A playful story to show kids how yoga can be fun and help them. It has a kid-friendly guide to 16 yoga poses at the end of the book. Beautiful watercolor illustrations. A positive feeling book that I highly recommend for children and families.

Susan Verde logo illustration

I received this book from Susan Verde in exchange for an honest blog review.


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Two Bros Bows

Hand crafted toy bows and arrows

Two Bros Bows products are individually made, hand crafted, high quality bows, arrows and quiver bags. They are assembled in the US and whenever possible the materials are also US made.

Duncan and Hayden are the real boys behind the Two Bros Bows logo and their motto has always been “Work hard, Play hard”. At the ages of 10 and 7 these two young brothers started their own company. Now selling nationwide, they put a percentage of each sale into their education fund. The boys encourage all to aim high and follow your dreams.


archery is for everyone.

it’s an ancient sport that’s a FUN pastime today.

Review of a Two Bros Bows archery set:

The design of this archery set is pretty simple and “aimed” at being safe. The arrow is a dowel rod with the arrow head being a fabric covered foam ball. There are several fabric choices available for bows, arrows, and quiver bags. Recommended for ages 6+, they are easy to shoot and go really far.

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A kid-friendly bow and arrow set that was invented by kids

Made in the USA!

Two Bros Bows, LLC, Cornelius, NC 28031


Notes From Dawn received an archery set from TWO BROS BOWS in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Here’s my September book pic from Storey Publishing

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This is a newly offered Storey Publishing book arriving just in time for back-to-school. Show Me a Story is a visually delightful book full of 40 projects and activities for adults to do with children to encourage storytelling. This book is a valuable resource for parents and teachers that will blossom the imagination for writing and art.

Show Me a Story

40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children’s Storytelling

Emily K. Neuburger

Children love to make up stories, and these 40 creative projects and activities encourage them to free their storytelling instincts. Younger children will love making story stones and a storytelling jar, and then will love using them to create stories of their own, while older kids will enjoy word grab bags, story walks, and journaling exercises. For everyone ages 5 to 12, whatever their reading level, this book has everything needed to spark an infinite number of child-created stories.

Many projects in this book can be made with re-purposed materials around the house or outside.

My thanks to Storey Publishing for allowing me to review this book. This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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